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(Hyoscyamus niger poisoning)
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  • [On the history of barbiturates]. [Historical Article]
    Dan Medicinhist Arbog 2015; 43:133-51Norn S, Permin H, … Kruse PR
  • Throughout the history of humanity, numerous therapeutic agents have been employed for their sedative and hypnotic properties such as opium, henbane (Hyoscyamus niger) and deadly nightshade (Atropa belladonna), but also alcohol and wine. In the 19th century potassium bromide was introduced as a sedative - and antiepileptic drug and chloral hydrate as sedative-hypnotics. A new era was reached by t…
  • Black henbane and its toxicity - a descriptive review. [Review]
    Avicenna J Phytomed 2014; 4(5):297-311Alizadeh A, Moshiri M, … Balali-Mood M
  • Black henbane (BH) or Hyoscyamus niger, has been used as a medicine since last centuries and has been described in all traditional medicines. It applies as a herbal medicine, but may induce intoxication accidentally or intentionally. All part of BH including leaves, seeds and roots contain some alkaloids such as Hyoscyamine, Atropine, Tropane and Scopolamine. BH has pharmacological effects like b…
  • Wildflower (Hyoscyamus reticulatus) causes QT prolongation. [Journal Article]
    Bratisl Lek Listy 2013; 114(6):333-6Aslan S, Cakir Z, … Uzkeser M
  • CONCLUSIONS: Based on economical, social and cultural reasons, it is a very common habit in our country, especially in our region in spring and summer months, to consume some plants growing spontaneously in rural areas as food. Intoxication with Hyoscyamus reticulatus is a plant poisoning that is poorly described in literature. Its classical symptoms are predominantly anticholinergic. Although it is commonly self-limited and can be corrected with close observation and supportive treatments, it should be kept in mind that the prolongation of QT interval can accompany the symptoms of poisoning with this plant (Tab. 1, Fig. 3, Ref. 19).
  • Solanaceae III: henbane, hags and Hawley Harvey Crippen. [Historical Article]
    J R Coll Physicians Edinb 2006; 36(4):366-73Lee MR
  • Hyoscyamus, the henbane, is one of the drugs of the ancients. Initially used both as a poison and narcotic, it was widely adopted by witches, wizards and soothsayers as a component of their hallucinatory and flying ointments. It was also used by notorious poisoners such as Madame Voisin in France. Eventually, in the nineteenth century its active principle was isolated by Ladenburg and called l-hy…
  • [Intoxication with henbane]. [Case Reports]
    Lijec Vjesn 2005 Jan-Feb; 127(1-2):22-3Vidović D, Brecić P, … Jukić V
  • Henbane, Hyoscyamus niger, is a hallucinogenic plant, widely spread and easy accessible, which contains anticholinergic substances. Ingestion, intentional or accidental, can provoke serious worsening of psychophysical state and can cause even death. Intoxication resembles the one with atropine. Symptoms like mydriasis, tachycardia, arrhythmia, agitation, convulsion and coma can appear. Diagnosis …
  • [Mystery of mydriatic pupils]. [Case Reports]
    Vnitr Lek 2000; 46(11):808-10Stefánek J, Dufincová J, … Holmes S
  • The authors describe the case of a 27-year-old man who was examined on account of vertigo and blurred vision. In the objective case-history there was mild confusion, in the physical examination broad symmetrical mydriasis dominated. Later other similar patients were found. Atropine intoxication was proved. The source of the alkaloid was poppy seed contaminated with seeds of henbane (Hyoscyamus ni…
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